Stamps add speed for camp

RANDY SPORTAK -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:51 AM ET

The Calgary Stampeders will have a retooled defensive line this season.

A candidate for the end spot signed on board yesterday. Former University of Alabama captain Juwan Simpson -- who went to the Green Bay Packers training camp last year -- was one of three players whose additions were announced.

"Juwan has the size and athleticism to be utilized at linebacker or defensive end," GM/head coach John Hufnagel said in a release. "When we had our free-agent camp in Florida, we worked him out at both and he looked good at both. But when he comes to camp, he'll play end."

Simpson, who'll turn 24 in July, started 32 games at Alabama from 2003 to 2006 and finished with 243 tackles (18 for loss), four sacks and three interceptions.

The 6-ft.-3, 235-pounder was also the subject of great speculation before his senior year after being arrested. However, he wasn't suspended by the team.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour charge of handgun possession without a license, while a misdemeanour charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed. He also agreed to enter a court-based drug treatment program to resolve a possession of marijuana charge.

The Stamps also signed receiver-returner Eddie Montgomery and running back Demetris Summers.

Summers went to training camp with the Dallas Cowboys in 2006.

Summers, 24, was ranked the No.-1 running back prospect in the country by ESPN in his senior year of high school and had a couple of excellent seasons at South Carolina before being kicked off the team after violating team rules.

Montgomery, 25, spent a couple of weeks in the Montreal Alouettes training camp a year ago after finishing his college career. The speedy receiver has the potential to return kicks.


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